Gianni Schicchi Brings the Opera to Caldwell

Feb 05, 2020 540

The College of Idaho’s annual opera is coming to the Langroise Center for Performing & Fine Arts from February 5 to 8, giving the community an opportunity to experience an art form that originated in Italy more than 400 years ago.

“Gianni Schicchi” is a short, one-act opera directed by Annie Powell of the College’s music department. There are about 20 students involved in the performance, including Peyton Fleming, who plays the lead role of Gianni. The opera tells the story of Gianni, who is recruited to help a family re-write the will of its departed patriarch, who left his entire fortune to a monastery.

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